December has turned out to be recruiting month. Players are now graduating high school early so that they can participate in spring practice. This is not the first year we’ve seen this, but it is the first time we’ve seen this many players commit this early. With early national signing day approaching (December 20), Mississippi State is finding key players for key positions. Two of which are wide receivers, Stephen Guidry and Malik Heath.
Stephen Guidry is a juco commit from Hinds Community College. Guidry is originally from Morganza, Louisiana. He is the #4 juco recruit in the nation. This was a player that Joe Moorhead knew he had to talk to as soon as he could. Coach Moorhead did receive a reaffirmed commitment from Guidry after he was hired as the head coach. Guidry has 17 offers from all around the country. In 2016, Guidry had 30 receptions for 547 yards. The main reason Moorhead needs this commit is because of his size. Guidry is 6’4 and 190 pounds. He has the build of an SEC wide receiver. Guidry’s abilities would add so much to the Mississippi State offense. With Fitzgerald returning for his senior season, Guidry could be a huge target for him.
Malik Heath is a commit from Callaway High School in Jackson, Mississippi. Heath is the #1 WR in Mississippi. In 2016, Heath had 42 receptions for 1276 yards. Heath is a straight-up play maker. He finds ways to beat his defender and get in the open field. Coach Moorhead also received a reaffirmed commitment from Heath. Malik Heath’s size is also a factor. He is 6’3 and weighs 205. Heath is also a big talker on the field, and based on some recent Twitter videos, he backs it up.
These two receivers could be the key to Mississippi State’s offense clicking next year. Fitzgerald would have two big receivers to actually throw to. Fitz seemed to have no one that he could always rely on to haul-it-in this past year. Guidry and Heath would be two guys he could rely on.